Offbeat Empire staff MINGLO: Wednesday April 17, 2013 in Seattle #Events#events#staff gatherings March 21 | Ariel offbeatbride Remember the Offbeat Empire party fall of 2011? That was fun, wasn't it? In the spirit of that good time, we're going to be getting involved with more actual REAL LIFE events this year, starting with a reader meet-up in Seattle next month: Wednesday April 17th 2013, 6-9pm Gamma Ray Games' Ray Gun Lounge, Seattle WA (501 E Pine St, between Summit Ave & Belmont Ave) FREE, 21+ (we love our kids, but we love a night without them!) The staff of the Offbeat Empire all work from their homes in their pajamas, but once a year they make the trek to the Northwest for our annual staff retreat. This year, we'll be hosting a little soiree for readers, where you can meet the geeks who crank out the blogs you love. In attendance: Ariel, Publisher of the Offbeat Empire Megan, Managing Editor of Offbeat Home & Offbeat Bride Superman, Associate Editor of Offbeat Bride Stephanie, Managing Editor of Offbeat Families Caroline, Offbeat Empire copyeditor and Contributing Tentacles Editor Kellbot, Offbeat Empire web developer So much awesomeness to enjoy We'll be playing MINGLO, which is basically like hipster bingo, except for catered to offbeat interests. Can you find fellow attendees who identify as polyamorous? Someone wearing an octopus somewhere? Someone who's in grad school? Someone who's lactating? Mingle, meet some staffers, meet some fellow readers, and see if you can get a bingo to win sweet-ass prizes! We'll also have amazing awesomness courtesy of some of our favorite local indie biz folk… Sweet-ass photo shenanigans from our beloved Jenny GG Photography Delicious noms from butter & bloom Disco stompers and other tunes by Domenica of Lost In Music More surprises and goodies courtesy of Kelli from Shindig Events… any of you who attended our Offbeat Empire reception in 2011 know that bitch throws one crazy party. RSVP For those of you not in Seattle, don't worry: we've got a big announcement that may get the in-person Offbeat Empire vibe a little closer to you… Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS The agony of using Facebook to follow blogs NEXT Favorite comments: lady rinse, dadvertising, and limerence Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Its just before I turn 21! 🙁 ooooooooooooooo YAY sounds like FUN!!!!! 1 agrees I'd love to come! However, Seattle is a little too far from Kitchener-Waterloo, and I'm a little too broke. Guess I'll just have to hang tight and wait for the announcement you mention at the end… 1 agrees Offbeat canada parteh! I would SO come down from Vancouver but…on a Wednesday…might be tough. I am going to try my best though! Very exciting! I'll tell my friends at the border not to give you any grief! 🙂 Nooooooo! We're making our obligatory visit-the-States-every-two-years-to-satisfy-the-fam trip this April, but we won't be in Seattle until the 23rd… Lame sauce! 🙁 Comments are closed.